WORK IN PROGRESS
A non-descript 1960’s ranch-style house in The Springs (East Hampton) located on a wooded lot, this project was begun in 2008, and supports the case for landscape master planning and phased installation, no matter size, scope, budget or future architectural development of the home. The house, awkwardly positioned on less than ½ acre, desperately needed to take second billing to the landscape; however its placement required that any real front and rear “gardens” would be extremely narrow, making the task of “ camouflaging” the house a greater challenge still. Further complicating the existing conditions was a circular dirt drive in the narrow front “yard.”
2008 Paint the house, eliminate the circular drive, and establish site lines and general lawn lines, to de-emphasize the house’s presence, remove invasive and non-native trees and shrubs and establish new parking area. Explore architectural possibilities for future additions and confirm against original landscape conceptual plans.
2009 Install privacy screening, plant second round of native perennials, confirm conceptual front entrance (house) and complete architectural plans for future front addition.
2010 Install front entrance to house, complete planting of “the entrance Glen.”